Belgian Provinces and Allied Nations Tablecloth


This square table cover has shields of the nine Belgian provinces in the center and a border of animals representing four of the initial Allied powers: Bear (Russia), Lion (Belgium), Rooster (France), and Unicorn (Great Britain). The motifs were executed in Point de Paris bobbin lace and pulled thread embroidery by Belgian lace makers during World War I.

Made During: 1914-1919

Maker: unknown

Location: Currently not on view

Depicted: BelgiumRussiaFranceUnited Kingdom: EnglandProvincial Seal Depicted: Belgium: Flanders, LimburgBelgium: Flanders, West FlandersBelgium: Wallonia, NamurBelgium: Flanders, AntwerpBelgium: BrabantBelgium: Wallonia, Li├ĘgeBelgium: Flanders, East FlandersBelgium: Wallonia, Hainaut, Province deBelgium: Wallonia, Luxembourg

Web Subject: LaceEuropean HistoryDepicted: coat-of-armsUsed: CottonLinenRelated Event: World War I


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Related Publication: Kellogg, Charlotte (Hoffman). Bobbins of Belgium: A Book of Belgian Lace, Lace-Workers, Lace-Schools and Lace-Villages

Credit Line: Gift of Vicomtesse de Beughem

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: TE.E383965Catalog Number: E383965Accession Number: 172208

Object Name: lacedecorative panelwar laceObject Type: lace

Physical Description: cotton (lace material)linen (woven strips material)lace, bobbin lace, Point de Paris (overall production method/technique)hemstitching, pulled thread (overall production method/technique)Measurements: overall: 31 in x 31 in; 78.74 cm x 78.74 cm


Record Id: nmah_624335

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